Gut Rumbles
 

March 19, 2005

it sounds gross

Being called a "maggot" is not a form of flattery. But soon you may be able to respond, "That's doctor maggot, to you, fucktard."

Last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved maggots as a "medical device" and Britain has also made them available on prescription within the National Health Service, demonstrating how maggots are entering the mainstream, he said.

I dunno. It still sounds gross to me.

Comments

I understand the medicinal uses for maggots, and I know they can be used to save limbs and lives. At the same time, I don't know how well I'd do with letting some of them voluntarily chew on part of me.

I guess the perspective would be different once gangrene was introduced.

Posted by: Samira on March 19, 2005 12:38 PM

Leeches are making a comeback too:

http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/ANSWERS/2004/ANS01294.html

And it's Federal Government approved! Professional courtesy, no doubt.

Posted by: John Stephens on March 19, 2005 12:44 PM

Unlike some government programs, the maggots do know how to distinguish between the crapola that needs to go and the good stuff that still works. They are extremely picky about what they want and don't bother the good flesh !!

Posted by: MommaBear on March 19, 2005 03:26 PM

MB is right. They do it better than we ever could. It's just better if you don't look and let them do their work.

Posted by: caltechgirl on March 19, 2005 07:49 PM

i've read several articles on maggots and leeches--fascinating stuff- but- be forewarned-anyone come near me with them, they will be manually castrated if a male and have their eyeballs gouged out if a female--just sayin', ya know???

Posted by: mikeymom on March 19, 2005 09:10 PM

I think there are guys who, if told that that necrotic flesh and lack of blood flow was keeping them from having an erection, would immediately start begging for maggots and leeches.

Not me of course. Never me.

Posted by: BlogDog on March 20, 2005 11:17 AM
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